As new safety and driver assistance systems arrive to do everything from automatically hitting the brakes to avoid a pedestrian to warning about an oncoming truck in your blind spot, they can’t protect you if you don’t know how to use them.
Only 20% of the people who buy a new car know how to use all its features,” said Roger Doster, AARP’s Michigan chief trainer for driver safety. Doster teaches classes in southeast Michigan. Most are at libraries, community centers and senior centers. “The classes help people understand which safety features might suit them, and how to use them. Nearly 100% of people say they learned something.”
The free classes last about 90 minutes. They’re open to anybody, not just AARP members or retired people.
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